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Gao-Guenie   contributed by Jansen Lyons, IMCA 7039   MetBul Link

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Observed fall March 5, 1960, in Burkina Faso.

From Wikipedia:
TKW probably over 1,000 kg. After three separate detonations, several thousands of stones rained down over an area of about 70 square kilometres (27 sq mi). The sound of the fall was heard as far as Ouagadougou, which is 100 kilometres (62 mi) away. Eyewitnesses said that some trees were broken and henhouses destroyed. The largest stones recovered weigh up to 10 kilograms (22 lb).

Jansen writes:
A small individual with a complete rollover lip.

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 11/23/2016 9:32:14 AM
Thanks Jansen! I like the broken bean natural-find look, maybe with secondary crust. Something you might find searching a played-out strewnfield. A lot like my first find during the holidays years ago when Gao (Gao-Guenie) was king! Gao was then, and still is to a point, the Zagami of ordinary chondrites!

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